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Audio Update 23/09/2020

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This is an interesting one. Around 14 years ago I was buying up second-hand tape all over the place – audiotape, videotape, you name it. I was on a collecting kick, trying to find long lost gems on both formats. During a search on of all things Ebay, I discovered the following.

Someone had somehow managed to get access to some of the tapes used by Singapore Airlines for their in-flight programming! They were going pretty cheaply too so I snapped them up. All were on 5 inch spools, quarter-inch tape running at 1 7/8 IPS, some mono, some stereo. So I thought it’d be fun to put those up now that I’ve completed the run of release dubs.

This is a complete reel recorded as 4 track mono at 1 7/8 IPS and contains no less than four 1 hour programs. One of these has Barry Spicer as the host, and another I previewed which will be up next week is hosted by Keith Scott.

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/singapore1.mp3
Singapore Airlines in-flight tape: Tape track 1
Dur: 59’35”, 23.8 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Temasek Holdings

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/singapore2.mp3
Singapore Airlines in-flight tape: Tape track 2
Dur: 59’34”, 23.8 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Temasek Holdings

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/singapore3.mp3
Singapore Airlines in-flight tape: Tape track 3
Dur: 59’22”, 23.7 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Temasek Holdings

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/singapore4.mp3
Singapore Airlines in-flight tape: Tape track 4
Dur: 59’18”, 23.7 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Temasek Holdings

Video Update 16/09/2020

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10 more clips this week! Copyright lies with their respective owners.

**PLEASE NOTE: These clips have come to me from a variety of sources, including from my own collection. As some send in clips for me to feature on this site, it’s entirely possible that if any of these clips are yours that you haven’t been credited for their use. If this has happened, leave us a comment below with which videos are yours and you’ll be credited next update.

Left-click the links to play the videos, or right-click to grab dubs for your own collection.


Allen’s Anticol 1979
Play or Download: Dur: 0’28”, 1.9 MB


Allen’s Digesties 1962
Play or Download:Dur: 0’12”, 668 KB


AMCO Jeans: Every amco tells a story (male/female vocals)
Play or Download:
Dur: 1’00”, 6.5 MB


AMCO Jeans: Every amco tells a story (male vocals)
Play or Download:
Dur: 1’00”, 6.5 MB


Amoco Petrol 1962
Play or Download:
Dur: 0’12”, 767 KB


Amoco Petrol 1966
Play or Download:
Dur: 1’07”, 3.9 MB


Amoco Petrol 1967
Play or Download:
Dur: 0’29”, 1.6 MB


Amoco Petrol 1966
Play or Download:
Dur: 1’04”, 2.8 MB


Ampex Cassettes
Play or Download:
Dur: 0’29”, 2.7 MB


Ansett Airlines 1978
Play or Download:
Dur: 0’29”, 2.1 MB



Audio Update 16/09/2020

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The last couple of weeks I’ve been presenting some commercial release dubs, and this update contains the final 10!

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/safeway.mp3
Release Dub: Safeway RSW 19/2/88 30 sec
Dur: 0’53”, 842 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/salvos.mp3
Release Dub: Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal 1991, 3x 30 sec
Dur: 2’18”, 2.1 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Flint Webster/Gray Advertising

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/colesnewworld.mp3
Release Dub: Coles New World easter 27/2/91 30 sec
Dur: 0’52”, 822 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Studio 394

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/heraldsun.mp3
Release Dub: Herald Sun 2x 30 sec 9/10/90
Dur: 1’40”, 1.5 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Studio 394

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/tattslotto.mp3
Release Dub: Tattslotto 2x 30 sec 16/5/91
Dur: 1’39”, 1.5 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Studio 394

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/yellow.mp3
Release Dub: Yellow Pages 4x 30 sec 24/8/89
Dur: 3’33”, 3.3 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Studio 394

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/sundayage.mp3
Release Dub: Sunday Age 1x 30 sec
Dur: 0’45”, 714 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: DDB Needham

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/tafe.mp3
Release Dub: Tafe Awareness Week 6/8/91 30 sec
Dur: 0’41”, 647 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/toyota.mp3
Release Dub: Toyota Dealers 3x 30 sec
Dur: 2’36”, 2.4 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Optimum Advertising

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/ucr.mp3
Release Dub: Uniting Church Radio 1x 30″ and 1x 60″ 1988
Dur: 2’29”, 2.2 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Uniting Church Radio

Video Update 09/09/2020

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10 more clips this week! Copyright lies with their respective owners.

**PLEASE NOTE: These clips have come to me from a variety of sources, including from my own collection. As some send in clips for me to feature on this site, it’s entirely possible that if any of these clips are yours that you haven’t been credited for their use. If this has happened, leave us a comment below with which videos are yours and you’ll be credited next update.

Aerogard Insect Repellent
AFX Monte Carlo slotcars (Peter Revson)
AFX National Speedsters slotcars (Peter Revson)
AGC Australian Guarantee
Air New Zealand
Air-O-Zone Sprays
Ajax Cleanser
Ajax Washing Powder
Allan Seale for Australian Women’s Weekly Greenhouse Cards
Allen’s Anticol

Left-click to play, or right-click to download
http://franksterarchives.org/video/videocompile09092020.mp4
Dur: 7’07”, 480 x 376, 39.8 MB, Mono

Audio Update 09/09/2020

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Continuing the trek through some release dubs this week, here’s 10 more of them!

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/target.mp3
Release Dub: Target 15% Off 1991 Sale – 30 sec, 10/6/91
Dur: 0’51”, 806 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Metropolis Audio

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/triton.mp3
Release Dub: Mitsubishi Triton 1x 30 sec
Dur: 0’46”, 721 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Rivets

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/mssociety.mp3
Release Dub: MS Society ‘various radio tracks
Dur: 9’13”, 8.6 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Flint Webster

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/watch.mp3
Release Dub: Neighbourhood Watch 1992 5x 30 sec
Dur: 4’11”, 3.9 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/peace.mp3
Release Dub: Peace Run theme songs 1x 60″ and 1x 30″ 1991
Dur: 1’55”, 1.8 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/racv.mp3
Release Dub: RACV 1x 30″
Dur: 0’53”, 843 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Flint Webster/Harvey Advertising

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/cross1.mp3
Release Dub: Red Cross 1x 45″
Dur: 1’02”, 971 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/cross2.mp3
Release Dub: Red Cross 2x 30″
Dur: 1’13”, 1.1 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/reda.mp3
Release Dub: Red Rooster 1x 30″ tape A
Dur: 0’51”, 799 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/redb.mp3
Release Dub: Red Rooster 1x 30″ tape B (TVC audio track)
Dur: 0’51”, 806 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

Video Update 04/09/2020

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10 more clips this week! Copyright lies with their respective owners.

**PLEASE NOTE: These clips have come to me from a variety of sources, including from my own collection. As some send in clips for me to feature on this site, it’s entirely possible that if any of these clips are yours that you haven’t been credited for their use. If this has happened, leave us a comment below with which videos are yours and you’ll be credited next update.

2CH with John Poole
2CH Stereo 1170
2DAY-FM Better Music
2GB: The hotspot on the AM band
2UW Bazz ‘n’ Pilko
2UW with Ron E Sparks
7EX Morning Show
AAMI “We keep our promises” campaign
Abbot’s Lager (B/W)
Add Wash with Judy Nunn

**NOTE: The AAMI clip ends with a phone number – this is old information and is no longer valid.
**NOTE: I’m aware the 2UW clips has a bad AR. I’m onto it.

Left-click to play, or right-click to download
http://franksterarchives.org/video/videocompile04092020.mp4
Dur: 6’02”, 480 x 376, 34.0 MB, Mono

Audio Update 03/09/2020

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Continuing the trek through some release dubs this week, here’s 10 more of them!

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/lintasnec.mp3
Release Dub: NEC Nefax 200 – 2x 30 sec 30/8/90
Dur: 1’28”, 1.3 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Lintas Melbourne

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/mermaid.mp3
Release Dub: Red Rooster Little Mermaid promotion 3/4/91
Dur: 1’00”, 940 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Mojo MDA

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/magnumvideo.mp3
Release Dub: Magnum Video 1x 30 sec
Dur: 0’42”, 673 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/manchester1.mp3
Release Dub: Manchester Unity 1x 60 sec
Dur: 1’15”, 1.1 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/manchester2.mp3
Release Dub: Manchester Unity 2x 30 sec
Dur: 1’31”, 1.4 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Flint Webster

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/mcewans.mp3
Release Dub: McEwans Handyman Month 4x 30 sec
Dur: 3’26”, 3.2 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: SCB Advertising

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/cedal.mp3
Release Dub: Cedal Hairsprays 1x 30 sec
Dur: 0’48”, 763 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Metropolis Audio

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/sb.mp3
Release Dub: State Bank ATM Merger 2x 60 sec
Dur: 2’49”, 2.5 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Metropolis Audio

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/kmart.mp3
Release Dub: K-Mart Stocktake Trading Hours 6/4/91
Dur: 1’15”, 1.1 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Metropolis Audio

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/aami.mp3
Release Dub: AAMI Rate Cut campaign 10/5/91
Dur: 1’11”, 1.0 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Metropolis Audio

Audio Update 28/08/2020

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Continuing the trek through some release dubs this week, here’s 10 more of them!

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/cesvince.mp3
Release Dub: CES with Vince Sorrenti – 3x 30 sec
Dur: 2’32”, 2.3 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/dmb1.mp3
Release Dub: DMB&B Homesaver Christmas Catalogue – 4x 30 sec
Dur: 3’20”, 3.1 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/dmb2.mp3
Release Dub: DMB&B Homesaver “Easter” – 2x 25 sec 6/3/91
Dur: 1’20”, 1.2 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/dmb3.mp3
Release Dub: DMB&B Sunday Age – 1x 30 sec 21/2/91
Dur: 0’48”, 761 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known
**Would love to have known what was doing during the recording of this dub – during the track ident, a frustrated voice can be heard in the background saying “…you’re NOT!”

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/fortywinks.mp3
Release Dub: Forty Winks
Dur: 1’00”, 945 KB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not Known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/chandlers.mp3
Release Dub: Chandlers 12/7/90
Dur: 1’44”, 1.6 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Fox-FM Melbourne

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/gloweave.mp3
Release Dub: Gloweave Clothing – 4x 30 sec
Dur: 3’27”, 3.2 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: SMR
**Last two tracks have an intentional gap for stations to add their local stores

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/ford.mp3
Release Dub: Hodgkinson Ford – 2x 30 sec
Dur: 1’13”, 1.1 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Not known

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/bosch1.mp3
Release Dub: Bosch – 2x 25 sec – 27/6/91
Dur: 1’33”, 1.4 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Labsonics Melbourne

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/bosch2.mp3
Release Dub: Bosch – 2x 25 sec – 28/5/91
Dur: 1’38”, 1.5 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: Labsonics Melbourne

Video Update 28/08/2020

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5 clips in this medley of ads! Vision credits are copyright of their respective owners. In this medley are:

Telecom Mobilenet/Telstra: John Farnham and Glenn Wheatley
Telecom STD
Tia Maria
Tiamo Pizza
Vicks Sinex nasal sprays

Left-click to play, or right-click to download
http://franksterarchives.org/video/videocompile28082020.mp4
Dur: 2’32”, 480 x 376, 11.2 MB, Mono

Request for Matthew!

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Shoutout to Matthew who wrote to us last week and wondered if we had any 5AD 80’s material. Matt, it seems we’re a bit thin on the ground there, we mostly just have mid to late 70’s 5AD – that said, I did find these couple of tracks and I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for writing!

(Audio credit for all these tracks: ARN)

http://franksterarchives.org/5ad/summer1.mp3
5AD: Donna Summer “The Hot Ones” promos x4, 1983
Dur: 2’59”, 7.0 MB, Stereo

5AD: Ian Macrae final show, Tapes 1 and 2, April 1984

http://franksterarchives.org/5ad/mac1.mp3
Tape 1 Dur: 1 hr 29 min, 84 MB, Stereo
http://franksterarchives.org/5ad/mac2.mp3
Tape 2 Dur: 1 hr 30 min, 84 MB, Stereo

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